Goalkeeper Program

Professional Goalkeeper Tim Edwards is the Director of our Goalkeeper Program. Tim currently plays professional soccer for the San Diego Sockers of the PASL. Tim played outdoors for the San Diego Gauchos of the USL. Tim had developed and designed excellent Goalkeeper Program for Premier Soccer Camps. Keepers get great specialized instruction from our Professional GoalKeeper Instructor. You will learn GoalKeeper Technique, Tactics, Physical Fitness and the Psychology of Goalkeeping.

At the end of each Keeper training session you will compete against the field players at camp in actual games. Small sided games at the end of each training session for plenty of shots in the 9 am-11 am morning and 11 v 11 games at the end of the 1:30-3:30 afternoon session. During the 6:30-8:00 Evening Games you will be part of a team the whole week for our 11 v 11 competitions. We call it a Goalkeepers Camp within a Soccer Camp.

Each Premier Soccer Camps program is developed and designed by Founder and National Programs Director Dennis Lukens. Coach Lukens has coached in the 2008 Olympics as well as a U-12 Girls National Champion. He was Coaching Director for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association and currently is the only American coach working with a European Premiership Team (FC Sevastopol). Mr. Lukens has a Masters Degree in Physical Education and USSF “A” License.

All Four Major Pillars of Goalkeeping are covered within the Premier Soccer Camps Goalkeeper Camp.


  • Diving, low, medium, high saves
  • Goal Kicks
  • Distribution
  • Field Player Skills
  • Passing and receiving for keepers
  • Stance
  • Catching & Handling
  • Shot Saving & Redirecting
  • Tipping & Parrying
  • Dealing with Crosses
  • Boxing
  • Breakaway Saves
  • It is the feet that get to the ball


  • Anticipation
  • Decision Making
  • Organizing the Defense
  • Breakaway Saves
  • Extended range
  • Pass Back Rule
  • Playing off the line
  • Double Goal Theory
  • 3 Dimensional Angle Play
  • Starting Positions
  • Restarts
  • Initiating Attacks
  • Reading the Attack

Psycological Fitness

  • Self-Confidence
  • Positive Projection
  • Poise
  • Handling Pressure
  • Self Analysis
  • Staying Focused
  • Goalie Wars
  • Self Motivation

Physical Dimension

  • Proper Warm-up
  • Effective Cool-down
  • Prevention of Injury
  • Flexibility & Coordination
  • Fitness Training
  • Plyometrics and Footwork
  • Speed Training
  • Pressure Training
  • Interval Training
  • Power Development

Group Placement Evaluation:

Evaluation for group placement will be based on age, size, and ability and will be conducted throughout the first day of camp commencing with the first afternoon field session on opening day. Evaluation is an on going process conducted throughout the week.

Your Tuition Includes:

  • Room and Board
  • Daily swimming, insurance, Nike Ball, Nike Shirt
  • Soccer instruction and training
  • Individual camper evaluation




US Indoor National Team Player Bernie Lilavois demonstrates dribbling skills.

Professional Goalkeeper Tim Edwards
is the Director of our Goalkeeper Program


CA Director Steve Gonzalez prior to match vs Mexican Premiership Team Irapuato FC (Mexican league runner-ups) featureing Mexican National Team great Cuauhtemoc Blanco

CA Associate Director Mabel Cabel-Verde poses with Ecuador National Team

Olympic Coach Dennis Lukens working with campers.

St Lucia U-20 National Team coach Trevor Daniel works directly with campers.

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